With the support of Sakertour, the Carpathian International Environmental Association and the “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association have launched the www.rarebirds.hu webpage in order to unite records of rare bird species recorded in the Carpathian Basin on a single data base. It is our opinion that ornithological data can be more informative if determined by natural geographical instead of political borders, giving a truer picture of the status of rare species. For the first time, records of rare birds from the whole area of the Carpathian Basin are gathered on one website. For details please visit the www.rarebirds.hu internet page.
The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) is the largest of its kind developed so far under CMS (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, also known as the Bonn Convention), and it covers 255 species of birds ecologically dependent on wetlands for at least part of their annual cycle. It was concluded in 1995 in the Netherlands, and entered into force on 1 November 1999. Since then the Agreement is an independent international treaty. The agreement covers 118 countries from Europe, parts of Asia and Canada, the Middle East and Africa. Romania has signed it on 01.10.1999, and ratified it through the Law nr. 89/2000. Continue reading